Tuesday, 29 May 2007

FirstLook Viewer with Windlight

Linden Lab have just released an updated version of the Second Life so-called "Firstlook" viewer. This is, in effect, a beta test client running on the main grid - and normally runs a few weeks ahead of its release as the official client for Second Life.

The new feature today is the addition of Windlight environmental effects, which bring realistic - some might say "hyper-realistic" - skies and attendant ambient life to Second Life. Here are some examples, experimenting with the rich array of configuration options available:

This follows Linden's acquisition, a little over a week ago, of Windward Mark, the developers of the Windlight software. Now that's what I call a quick turnaround!

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